Marketplace Morning Report

Start your day with an up-to-the-minute report on the world of business and finance with host David Brancaccio.

Recent Episodes

07/07/2017: The hotel for millennials

With the world's economic leaders meeting this week, we'll talk about the future of global trade. The U.S. may impose harsher trade restrictions, which could lead European countries to retaliate. Afterwards, we'll look at some in-demand jobs in this near full-employment economy, and then discuss Hilton's decision to launch a new low-cost hotel brand called Tru. 

07/06/2017: A showdown between the U.S. and Germany

President Trump will soon attend his first G20 Summit, a gathering between representatives from the world's 20 largest economies. There's a lot to unpack: it will not only be the first meeting between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin as global leaders, but many are expecting tension between Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel because of their stances on climate change and free trade. After we talk about what's in store for the summit, we'll look at two economic indicators that have been performing well lately: consumer confidence and home prices. Then, we'll discuss how the Disney Channel can survive the new era of cord-cutting.

07/05/2017: Volvo says the combustion engine is a thing of the past

By 2019, all of Volvo's new cars will have electric motors. We'll take a look at some of the reasons behind the company's big move, which include a commitment to lower carbon emissions. Afterwards, we'll explain why President Trump's first stop will be Poland on his multi-country trip to Europe, and then talk about the imbalance between housing demand and housing supply.

07/04/2017: What's the Fourth of July without fireworks?

Though it's not quite the no. 1 player in wind energy, the U.S. has invested pretty heavily in this sector. On today's show, we'll discuss how the U.S. is faring in this business on a global scale. Afterwards, we'll talk about how methane leaks could undermine the cleanliness of natural gas, and then look at how tight budgets across the U.S. are affecting fireworks shows. 

07/03/2017: The museum that celebrates failure

The start of this month was supposed to mark a new budget year in most states, but about 10 still have yet to pass their budgets. We'll discuss why they missed their deadlines, and what the delay means for state services. Afterwards, we'll take a look at how potential Medicaid cuts could affect one little-noticed target: schools. Plus: A brief tour of Sweden's Museum of Failure. For $10 you can marvel at Colgate TV dinners or some Harley-Davidson perfume. 

06/30/2017: Halfway there

The Senate's last push of the first half of 2017 is toward passing the new health care bill. Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell expects a tight margin in the upcoming vote, so he's trying to appeal to both sides — adding funding for opioid addiction treatment and low-income Americans, as well as higher tax deductions for health savings accounts. We discuss a newly released study that calculates the financial impact of unchecked climate change and talk to one of the study's authors, who says that climate change's impact will be much bigger in hotter regions. These areas tend to be poorer, meaning climate change has the potential to aggravate America's inequality. And speaking of inequality, we play some of your responses to last week's story on America's divide between people who leave their hometowns and those who stay.